A question was offered to me today from a Morman friend that I am working with. He asked what atheist groups do for society. This was a question that I am unsure of and thought that I would ask…Continue
"Today, I and three other guys are going to run a tiller to set up our garden here for next year. A number of people I know are out of work, including myself. Focusing on a problem and solving it is good therepy, having a well packed garden can help…"
"Yes, we could have Dawkins lecture pumped into every room, and overwhemingly funny debates, where atheists always win!
The 'Atheist Approved' DVD collection could be HUGE!
Watching successful surgeries would be a JOY.
We could theist…"
"It wouldn't matter where he went next. There's nowhere he might go that would give him the ability to beat the U.S.'s military. I think Saudi Arabia, in sum an ally, pleaded for the U.S. to do something.
We can do without Middle…"
"My answer to the initial question is I don't know of any "atheist groups". Atheists are another member of society, and as members of society, they get involved in the whole spectrum of society, from volunteering in the community,…"
"If he was successful in Kuwait where would he go next? Believe me if there was no oil in the Middle East we would treat them with the same lack of concern as the atrocities in Africa over the past twenty years."
"Only about 24% of U.S. oil comes from the Middle East and North Africa combined. Canada actually accounts for higher oil imports than Saudi Arabia. In fact, we produce 55% of our petroleum in country. 45% are imports. If someone thinks we fought the…"
" I, myself, am not a joiner, so I don't belong to any atheist organizations. However, if I may be so presumptuous as to speak for them: the main thing they do is try to free the world from ignorance and superstition.…"
"I think it is largely measurable and measured. All charities need to be vetted these days to make sure that funds and resources are not being squandered. It holds especially true for religious charities due to the concern for proselytization…"
"Atheists aren't an organization even though there's at least as much diversity among theists than among atheists.
Still, wouldn't it be great if there were such a thing as an Atheist General Hospital? Well, maybe a Secularist General…"
"We take the place of the 'Sacred fool'. We ask dumb questions to embarrase! Cause people to think that the weaker argument is the stronger! Assert that the number of gods is different! Wear funny buttons! Take the side of socially…"
"the conversation continues - "My point of the discussion is that organized religion is one of the best groups which create a “community” which can be very effective in helping others because of there caring and their…"
"The most important thing we do as atheists is question the validity of religion. This in turn prods the religious to hopefully re-examine their belief system and the foundation on which it was built. In short, we prompt others to think."
"Well,I pay my taxes every year (unlike the church.) I donate to several secular organizations. I'm a member of the 'Freedom from Religion Foundation' and the 'American Humanist Assoc.', and I converse with interesting, like…"